Parents' Guide to

The Secret Squirrel Show

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

A fun -- if slightly violent -- '60s classic.

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The series glamorizes all of these bombs and guns right from the opening credits, which might raise some parental eyebrows. What's more, Secret Squirrel's bulletproof vest does an exceedingly good job of protecting him from others' attacks -- which could help mislead a young child into thinking that guns (and even explosives) don't cause serious injury and death.

The good news? For the most part, the show is futuristic and imaginative, and it can open the door to a discussion about law enforcement and how officials keep the peace and protect citizens. Plus, exposing kids to anything inventive is bound to spark their creative side. Just remember -- if Secret Squirrel is popular in your house, be sure your kid comes away wanting to wear a badge instead of fire a rocket.

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